logo

Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
Orchid, bonding99, davidearly, SusieGG, OSTSEE
58341 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums417
Topics119,307
Posts846,624
Members58,341
Most Online410
Feb 3rd, 2018
Top Posters(30 Days)
Sponsor
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#597143 - 04/24/10 06:49 PM Dolls With Disabilities  
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 972
Helen Doll Making Editor Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Helen Doll Making Editor  Offline

BellaOnline Editor
Parakeet

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 972
Missouri, USA
I have posted a new article on the Doll Making Site, Dolls With Disabilities. Please read it and let me know what you think. If you have any resources to share on this topic, please do.

Thanks,

#597160 - 04/24/10 09:47 PM Re: Dolls With Disabilities [Re: Helen Doll Making Editor]  
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 1
patashoo Offline
Newbie
patashoo  Offline
Newbie

Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 1
Hi, I think I know what you mean about this type of doll. I'm sure I've seen them in films on tv where a child is ill in hospital etc. I think it would probably be a good idea but one would have to be very careful not to be criticised or taken the wrong way. The child the doll was made for (which is obviously the important factor here) would probably benefit depending on the disability. A tough one to judge. Maybe it would be worth contacting children's hospitals or nursing staff to hear what they have to say. An interesting project. Good Luck.

#597161 - 04/24/10 10:17 PM Re: Dolls With Disabilities [Re: patashoo]  
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 17,644
Phyllis Doyle Burns Offline
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity
Phyllis Doyle Burns  Offline
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 17,644
Reno, NV
Hi Helen. Your articles and project really intriques me. I did a lot of research on dolls made by traditional Native American tribes. Quite often, dolls were given to little children as learning tools. For example: dolls made with no faces. This gave the little girl the chance to imagine her doll with the personality she wanted the doll to have; no clothes or a plain dress to allow the girl to design the type clothing she wanted the doll to have; long straight hair not styled so the child could style the hair the way she wanted; etc.

Then I got to thinking that maybe "doll parts and wigs" would be a good idea. Make cloth dolls with just the head and body and let the child attach the arms and legs - or not. Maybe a child with only one leg would want her doll to have only one leg. The child with no hair would choose to have no hair on the doll. All kinds of ideas would come from the child.

Of course, this takes away from our own creativity - but look at the possible creative abilities and therapy it would give to the child.

I remember when I was little, paper dolls were my favorite toy. I could dress the doll the way I wanted to depending on my mood or my wishes.

Giving the child the opportunity to create can be a wonderful and therepuetic tool.

I think the possibilities here are a great opportunity to explore the realm of childhood, disabilities, teaching, learning, and healing. Psychologists often give dolls to a child in order to learn from the child what are their secret fears, desires, etc. This would not only help the child, but, help the parent and doctor or therepist to understand what the child needs or is thinking/fearing.


Walk in Peace and Harmony.
Phyllis Doyle Burns
Avatar: Fair Helena by Rackham, Public Domain
#603569 - 06/05/10 07:05 PM Re: Dolls With Disabilities [Re: Phyllis Doyle Burns]  
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1
jerseygrl Offline
Newbie
jerseygrl  Offline
Newbie

Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1
Hi mom, So I just read this article and I found a web site that has accessories for dolls with disabilities. It looks like there are crutches and wheelchairs, etc. Here's the linkBellaOnline ALERT: Raw URLs are not allowed in these forums for security reasons. Please use UBB code. If you don't know how to do UBB code just post here for help - we will help out!

#603627 - 06/06/10 12:58 PM Re: Dolls With Disabilities [Re: jerseygrl]  
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 972
Helen Doll Making Editor Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Helen Doll Making Editor  Offline

BellaOnline Editor
Parakeet

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 972
Missouri, USA
Hi jerseygrl,

I had a feeling this was you as soon as I saw the name! Very cool. grin

Please send me the link in an email and I can put it in here.

Thanks, Tweets

#610906 - 07/15/10 11:51 PM Re: Dolls With Disabilities [Re: Helen Doll Making Editor]  
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 7
charmedp3 Offline
Newbie
charmedp3  Offline
Newbie

Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 7
The Jersey Shore
hi all i found this site with all kinds of things. By the way i love lookin for stuff so if anyone needs help let me know. Once again i can't post the link so if someone could tell me how that would be great! Elaine

Last edited by charmedp3; 07/16/10 12:00 AM.
#617792 - 08/16/10 04:10 AM Re: Dolls With Disabilities [Re: Helen Doll Making Editor]  
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 1
Katzzz Offline
Newbie
Katzzz  Offline
Newbie

Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 1
Hi Helen, I'm very interested in making dolls with disabilities. I'm making cloth dolls & thinking of making one like me. I'm missing my right hand from birth & would have just loved this when I was little. As you mentioned in your article, all dolls were blond, blue eyes & "normal". I have green eyes & no hand! lol Not very many dolls like that! Will send pics of my finished doll if interested. Thanks, Lyn

#618003 - 08/16/10 06:49 PM Re: Dolls With Disabilities [Re: Katzzz]  
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 972
Helen Doll Making Editor Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Helen Doll Making Editor  Offline

BellaOnline Editor
Parakeet

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 972
Missouri, USA
Hi Lyn,

Welcome to the forum, and, YES, I would love to see photos of your finished doll!


Moderated by  Helen Doll Making Editor 

Brand New Posts
It came from beyond the Solar System
by Mona - Astronomy. Astronomy
02/20/18 02:41 PM
What will you do today?
by Susan Helene Kramer. Inspiration
02/20/18 02:32 PM
Where are you and how is the weather?
by Susan Helene Kramer. Inspiration
02/20/18 01:47 PM
2018: On this day . . .
by Mona - Astronomy. Astronomy
02/20/18 09:56 AM
Copernicus says the Sun is at the center
by Mona - Astronomy. Astronomy
02/20/18 09:27 AM
Seeds of Destruction
by Celestine - Baptist Editor. Baptist
02/20/18 04:34 AM
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
by Nancy Roussy. Horror Movies
02/20/18 04:21 AM
Positive Directions
by Celestine - Baptist Editor. Baptist
02/20/18 03:46 AM
Sinking Fast
by Celestine - Baptist Editor. Baptist
02/20/18 03:19 AM
Welcome to the Short Stories Forum
by Michelle - Short Stories. Short Stories
02/20/18 03:00 AM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (1 invisible), 157 guests, and 2 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Sponsor


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2018 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 1.083s Queries: 14 (0.016s) Memory: 2.0412 MB (Peak: 2.1517 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2018-02-20 15:44:11 UTC